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talk couldn't get the votes. they pulled it shortly before midnight. jon karl is watching it all from capitol hill. the speaker says he'll try again today. >> reporter: he will, but, gege, this debt ceiling crisis has become a political crisis for republicans. boehner will convene all 240 house republicans this morning to make one final push for it. but the reason he pulled the bill last night is he just couldn't get enough republicans to pass his own bill. republican leaders worked late into the night trying to get the votes to pass their own debt ceiling bill. reporters swarmed around utah republican jason chafitz. he told us he's still not sure. >> i'm surprised they are not twisting and ripping arms off. >> reporter: the speaker said he can't do his job if you respect there to support him. >> i am fully supportive of the speaker. i just can't support his bill but i do support the speaker. >> reporter: but for speaker of the house john boehner, the political stakes could not be higher. >> his leadership of the republicans in the house and being speaker is clearly at stake here if h
)s, other big costs. jake tapper and jon karl have been tracking it. >> reporter: last night after their prime time addresses to house speaker john boehner was overheard saying he didn't sign up to go mano a mano with the president after the president called for congress to compromise. the president spoke sternly to the american people last night blaming house republicans, especially freshmen, for holding up a debt deal. >> the only reason this balanced approach isn't on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner responded that the president wants to continue his rampant spending. >> the president often said we need a balanced approach, which in washington means, we spend more and you pay more. >> reporter: right now there are two competing bills, to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit. a house one that likely cannot pass the senate and a senate one that cannot likely pass the house. both cut more than $1 trillion in spending and do not raise ta
to replace senator jon kyl in arizona and the democrats have come out and tagged you a flip flopper. the ink and the even try on your vote. >> the bill changed. myself and several other conservatives went to the speaker and others and said we would like to have the balanced budget amendment part of the bill. it wasn't before. we stood for cut, cap and balance. the boehner bill had cut and cap but it didn't have the balance and they were able to add that and therefore it got my vote. i don't begrudge those who voted against it. >> greta: why do you think there are those that voted against it? where is your difference with him. >> i voted for cut cap and balance. i think that is the right the approach. i think the other bill was far, far, far superior to the one we voted on today. just a close call as to whether or not you think it as good message to send to have the senate have to pick up another bill. so i don't begrudge those who voted against it. like i said, it wasn't an easy call for me but i felt that it has o had the balanced budget mendment as part of it. when we can put that out ther
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are requiring from the senate. jon kyle and kate bailey hutch chin son. six are retiring at the end of the term and 17 running for rerehrebgs in the senate. 23 seats held by democrats will be up for grabs in 2012. larry sabado is director for the center of politics at university of virginia. always good to talk to you. thank you for being here. i was struck by a poll from abc news and "the washington post" who said that 70% of people who help ask said they would like to fire their elected official in washington. that is a huge number. >> it is a huge number. and you wonder whether at some point we might actually have a fourth wave election in a row. what is a wave election? it's where lots of incumbents get tossed out, all though the eupl kupl pwapbts can be heavily concentrated in one party. remember we had a wave election in 2006 that was democratic. another wave election tilted to the democrats. 2010 a big wave election for the republicans. could we really be having a fourth wave election? it's too soon to say and the presidential nomination will be very important. rick: if there is one of t
the latest for us overnight. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we are reaching crisis time here on capitol hill. the republicans delayed a vote on their bill in the house because they don't even have enough republican votes to pass their own bill. democrats don't have the votes to pass their bill either. the only thing certain up here right now is that everything is in doubt. >> we appreciate you calling. >> reporter: the calls are pouring in. plenty of outrage but like congress itself, the callers seem hopelessly divided. >> i would really like for him to hold the line against any deal in congress. >> i am calling to ask that you cooperate with the president's efforts. >> reporter: the whole place seems to have broken down. republicans can't even convince some of their own members to vote for the republican plan. in a closed door meeting republican leader eric cantor told fellow conservatives to "stop whining and support the bill." acknowledging "the debt limit vote sucks." across the country, that's the view of washington itself. >> no one is certainly listening to the pe
? >> jon, they had been hoping on capitol hill to come up with some sort of deal before the markets opened today. the only thing that everyone seems to be accepting that any deal won't include any new tax increase. >> that's the big deal. you have harry reid coming up with a plan for democrats. that he says includes $2.7 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years and gives the president the debt ceiling increase that takes him all of the way to 2013. republicans are already saying that those -- his plan includes gimmicks and phantom cuts. so the republicans are coming up with their plan, which would include about $1 trillion in cuts now. it would require the president to come back to congress next year to ask for another debt ceiling increase. >> that's the huge sticking point for the white house. the president has made it clear time and time again that he won't sign a short-term increase. he squashed it at the meeting last night. >> republicans leaders have said that as well. they didn't want any short-term solution to this problem. they changed their tune on this. white house said
's for the boehner plan. that candidate is -- jon huntsman. >> before you get into it, listen to what he said on fox. >> we have to get on with this cancer that is -- has taken over this country. we need to cut it out, radiate it and excise it. the cancer has taken over the country. this begins the process. >> pro-boehner, is that what i heard? >> he is. we are told they are rolling the dice today. they still don't know where the votes are going to come from. five to 12 votes still missing even after all the wheeling and dealing yesterday. we are told the main thing that the conservatives want is a guarantee that a balanced budget would have to pass the senate. they asked for stuff like that because the leaders don't have earmarks to give away, anymore. now that guys ask for assignments and campaign help, it's a mess over there. >> mike, chuck todd explained that budget amendment as a poison pill. that's not going to pass, is it? >> no. no, a balanced budget amendment can't pass by itself, let alone everything else that is loaded on to. there was some word that cutting pell grants, need based educat
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